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Defending Your Rights in the Digital World: The Israeli Digital Rights Movement- With Efrat Daskal

February 26, 2015
12:00PM - 01:30PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300

This presentation will describe the activities of the Israeli digital rights movement in the judicial, political, and public arenas, and will explore the possible long-term influence of its activities on Israeli society.

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Spring 2015 CGCS Visiting Scholar Lunchtime Discussion

February 11, 2015
12:00PM - 01:30PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300

Pease join us to welcome CGCS’s Spring 2015 visiting scholars to the Annenberg community and engage in an informal discussion. The scholars will be presenting their research interests, areas for potential collaborations, and pertinent media policy issues relevant to their regions and areas of expertise. Lunch will be served.

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Online Public Sphere and the Authoritarian State in Turkey–with Bilge Yesil

February 5, 2015
12:00PM - 01:30PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300

Through the lens of some recent incidents, including the Gezi Park protests, the corruption scandal, and the 2014 local elections, this talk will examine the thriving internet culture and emergence of online civic initiatives in Turkey vis a vis the strict government control.

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Monroe Price: Latest Book on Free Expression, Globalism, and the New Strategic Communication

February 3, 2015
06:00PM - 08:00PM

Building on examples drawn from the Arab Spring, the shaping of the internet in China, Iran’s perceptions of foreign broadcasting, and Russia’s media interventions, this book exposes the anxieties of loss of control, on the one hand, and the missed opportunities for greater freedom, on the other. “New” strategic communication arises from the vast torrents of information that cross borders and uproot old forms of regulation. Not only states but also corporations, nongovernmental organizations, religious institutions, and others have become part of this new constellation of speakers and audiences.

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